Words from Latin

Having been an emergency room tech, ambulance personnel and firefighter, I have had to write many narratives about accident scenes as well as report on patients’ conditions using many medical terms, all based in Latin.

For example: ASA means aspirin; or in hospital speak (not Latin) AMA means against medical advice.

While my course of education brought me to near tears in tests and homework, my love for Latin continued. A dead language? I think not. My favorite phrase is:
“Damnant Quod Non Intellegunt.” Can you say that?
It means “They condemn what they do not understand.”

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